Winner of Cotto-Canelo must face Gennady Golovkin WBC says defend title or drop!


Interesting, but didn’t everyone expect the winner to fight GGG?

Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya has been in the press trying to put pressure on Cotto’s team to accept terms for the fight. De La Hoya claimed that all of the details of the fight had been agreed upon accept for an immediate rematch clause.

Cotto recently appeared on the radio show La Perrera de la Solsoul where he called Oscar a niña malcriada (spoiled little girl) when asked about the promoter’s comments.

I asked Sulaiman if he believes these barbs in the press could be a sign that the fight is falling apart and he said that he remains very confident that the fight will happen.

“I am positive we will see it. We have done everything that needs to be done for it to happen. Whenever there is a Puerto Rican and a Mexican in the ring or outside the ring it is going to be very heated. Oscar from Mexico and Miguel Cotto from Puerto Rico – they are going at each other right now (and that’s) not even counting the fighter Canelo. When they meet in the ring it is going to be something for the ages. We are going through a great moment in boxing,” Sulaiman explained.

The follow up to that question was whether Sulaiman would allow the proposed immediate rematch given that he had previously stated that the winner must face interim champion Gennady Golovkin in their next fight.